South East Queensland was turned to mud across the weekend with Tough Mudder taking over Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton.
Thousands of Queenslanders tested their strength , teamwork and camaraderie over Saturday and Sunday.
The event kicked off the official Tough Mudder 2015 Australian season in style, as locals braved mud, ice baths and 10,000 volt electric shocks, new and refined signature obstacles .
Tough Mudder Australia’s Paul Mudge said it was amazing to see so many people turn out to the event.
“It’s great to see so many Queenslanders from all walks of life willing to push themselves to the limit to take on Tough Mudder South East Queensland.”
“This year we’ve taken Tough Mudder to the next level – with never-before-seen obstacles, new challenges and even more mud, it was great to see all of the participants tackling the course head on,” continued Paul.
Mad-minded locals were the first to experience Tough Mudder’s 10 new obstacles that included, ‘Cry Baby’ – a tunnel crawl through tear gas, ‘King of the Swingers’ – a pendulum swing off a 12-foot platform and ‘Dead Ringer’ – a traverse across a series of inclined pegs using handheld rings…just to name a few.
This year, Tough Mudder has also redefined obstacle favourites including ‘Everest 2.0’ – a greased up quarter-pipe and ‘Arctic Emema 2.0’ a below freezing ice bath, along with signature obstacles making a triumphant return including ‘Electroshock Therapy’ – a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires participants must barrel through to cross the finish line!
Next Tough Mudder heads to Melbourne (October 17 and 18) and then onto Sydney on November 21 and 22.